• Feb 18, 2009
Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Alfa Romeo 159

If anything comes out of the Chrysler/Fiat partnership (and we doubt anything will) we're desperately looking forward to a range of Alfa Romeo products in the States. Right behind the Brera on our imaginary wish-list is this: the 2009 Alfa Romeo 159. Due to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the updated 159 boasts two new engines – a 200 hp, 1.8-liter TBi (turbocharged and direct-injected) four-cylinder and a 170 hp, 1.8-liter JTDm diesel – with the gas-powered variant equipped with a "Q2" electronic differential and a choice of either a six-speed manual or auto 'box. Unfortunately, these leaked images and minor details are all we have, so expect all the info to follow in the first week of March.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Everyone should drive an Italian car at least once in their lives... they have a very different design- and performance-ethos that no other country can replicate.

      And, now that Alfa/Fiat are all about upping the quality of their game, there are quite a few worth checking out.

      I have driven the old 156 quite considerably, and, there's something very special about slipping into the driving seat of it - and all i can say is that the 159 is even better.

      Do yourselves a favour - check 'em out... :)

      • 5 Years Ago
      Look's promising
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hate to say it, but the side view reminds me of the E39.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Two wheels, two doors and a hood and a trunk? Yeah.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I MUST have this car!

      Chrysler, if you bring this car over to the US, ALL will be forgiven.

      I will gladly forget you produced vehicles like the Aspen, Volare, Sundance, Shadow, Spirit, Dynasty, TC by Maserati, Acclaim, New Yorker Fifth Avenue, LeBaron, Neon, Caliber, Compass, current Sebring, etc.

      Even though this is a sedan, I don't care. The 159 was a bite-the-back-of-your-hand-gorgeous car when it came out a few years ago. And it just gets better.

      BRING IT HERE. PRICE IT WELL. I'll take a 1.8L 5-speed in charcoal grey.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think i've just witnessed soft-core car-porn 0.0 (as to Aston Martin being harcore-car-porn xD)
      • 5 Years Ago
      And how exactly is this a leakage? I mean, this car has been driving in Europe since 2006 I can't even see a facelift or something, just a new modelyear in the VIN.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hot, hot , hot...Not holding my breath, but still hopeful we can see these sexy beasts in the US soon...
      • 5 Years Ago
      I must not "get" Alfa Romeos. The front end always looks hideous, yet everyone is always creaming themselves over how pretty they are.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Such a beautiful car, I wish it was on sale here in the US...

      They say that a true car person should own a Alfa at least once in their lifetime...
      • 5 Years Ago
      the guy who designed this beauty should have a statue
        • 5 Years Ago
        Is it possible Giorgetto Giugiaro designed this car in his 78?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thank God the MiTo ugly front fascia didn't become Alfa's new look!
        • 5 Years Ago
        just wait til its unfotunate replacement. i justr wish fiat could bring this model to the U.S. with the 200hp engine
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks really old, and not in the good way.
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